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Subtitle: The West India Emancipation.

Title: Anglo-African - September 3, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Anglo-African (1863 - 1865)

The writer offers an overview of the situation in the British West Indies after emancipation. Although the feared violence never manifested, the growing tension between the newly freed slaves and former slave-owners was more pronounced than previously believed.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Jamaica, West Indies.

Title: Colored American - August 1, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer apologizes for publishing a letter received by the newspaper in error. The letter had been included with a list of donors and subscribers which was supposed to be published.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: West India Emancipation.

Title: Colored American - August 5, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer explains the events surrounding the celebration of the anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies that is celebrated on August 1st. The celebration this year included signing petitions to bring about the immediate emancipation of Washington, DC.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Going West.

Title: Colored American - July 13, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer tells his readers that he is about to journey west from Massachusetts to promote the Colored American newspaper and connect with influence friends.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Liberty in the British West Indies.--Emancipation of the apprentices.

Title: Colored American - July, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer announces that the idea of apprenticeship as a way to slowly emancipate slaves in the British West Indies has been abandoned. As of August 1st, the slaves of the British West Indies will be completely emancipated.

Description of file(s): one scanned, one columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: West India Emancipation.

Title: Colored American - June 16, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer explains that when the British Parliment first passed the Emancipation Act to free the slaves of the British West Indies, they tacked on an apprenticeship of six years to the deal. This was done out of fear of what may happen if the thousands of slaves were freed at once. The islands, however, rejected this clause and provided their slaves with immediate emancipation. The feared violence never manifested. It is now up to Parliament to revise their law.

Description of file(s): one scanned, one columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: West Indies.

Title: Colored American - June 8, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer describes the actions of a pro-slavery faction operating in the newly emancipated British West Indies. These men are attempting to continue the oppression of newly freed slaves by making their lives unbearable.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Jamaica.

Title: Colored American - November 7, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer updates his readers on the current state of Jamaica after emancipation of the West Indies. The feared violence from the freed slaves has not manifested and what may be needed now is a Savings Bank to hold their new found wealth. He adds that people who have immigrated to Trinidad are not doing as well.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: West India Emigration.

Title: Colored American - October 17, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer describes the current state of immigration to the West Indies. He urges his readers to abandon any ideas of immigrating. While the concept may sound inviting, the reality of the experiences of those who have gone before is miserable.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: The Circular Calling upon Fugitives from Canada for West India Labours.

Title: Provincial Freeman - July 1, 1854

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer expresses his opinion of a circular he received calling for people of African descent living in Canada to work in the British West Indies. He believes this is another immigration scheme created by those who suppose these people are not smart enough to stay where they are.

Description of file(s): four scanned, two columned, newspaper pages

Subtitle: To our Readers West.

Title: Provincial Freeman - June 9, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The editor announces that a representative of the newspaper will be traveling through the western part of the country collecting for the newspaper and soliciting new subscribers.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: No. 2 Emigration to Canada and Jamaica.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - December 3, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer takes a further look at the economic, agricultural, political, and social significance of immigration for African Americans.

Description of file(s): two scanned, two columned, newspaper pages

Subtitle: No. 4. The North American and West India League.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - January 29, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer calls for comments from his readers on the recent North American Convention. He asks for their input on issues regarding free labor in the fight to overthrow the system of slavery.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: West India Emancipation.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - June 29, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer discusses this upcoming 17th anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. He stresses the importance of this one act of human reason against the evil of slavery.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Number of Colored People in Canada West.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - May 21, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer gives an estimate of the number of people of African descent who are currently living in Canada.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Laborers Wanted in Canada West.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - May 7, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer tells his readers of employment opportunities in the western part of Canada.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: No. 1 Colored Emigration to Canada and the West Indies.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - November 19, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer discusses immigration to Canada and the British West Indies by African Americans. He examines this subject from five perspectives: "commercial, agricultural, social, mental, and political."

Description of file(s): two scanned, two columned, newspaper pages

Subtitle: West India Emancipation No Failure.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 27, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The writer refers his readers to a long article on West Indies emancipation. He comments on the idea that the Negro is inferior when the facts demonstrated in the West Indies indicate otherwise.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Haytian Movement "Out West.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 23, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The writer tells his readers that while opposition to Haitian (Haytian) immigration is strong, there are many African Americans who want to know more about this idea so that they can make an informed choice.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: West India Emancipation.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - May 4, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The writer reports on the current economic status of the West Indies. Since Emancipation, the islands have flourished, both socially and economically.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns)

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